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Stata is distributed in more than 180 countries and is used by hundreds of thousands of professional researchers in many fields of research. For more information, visit www.stata.com/disciplines


Average Ratings

35 Reviews
  • 4.5 / 5
    Overall
  • 4 / 5
    Ease of Use
  • 4 / 5
    Customer Service

Product Details

  • Starting Price
    $198.00/one-time/user
  • Free Trial
    Yes
  • Deployment
    Cloud, SaaS, Web
    Installed - Mac
    Installed - Windows
  • Training
    Documentation
    Webinars
    Live Online
    In Person
  • Support
    Business Hours

Vendor Details

  • StataCorp
  • www.stata.com
  • Founded 1985
  • United States

About Stata

Stata statistical software is a complete, integrated statistical software package that provides everything you need for data analysis, data management, and graphics. Stata is not sold in modules, which means you get everything you need in one package. And, you can choose a perpetual license, with nothing more to buy ever. Annual licenses are also available.


Stata Features

  • Budgeting/Forecasting
  • File Management
  • Multivariate Analysis
  • Regression Analysis
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Statistical Process Control
  • Survival Analysis
  • Time Series
  • Visualization

Stata Reviews Recently Reviewed!


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The best statistical analysis software for quantitative sociologists

Jun 04, 2018
5/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: While I first learned to do statistical analyses in SPSS, STATA has far more versatility and advanced functionality. It can do basically anything a professional quantitative social scientist such as myself could need, and I am always discovering new features.

Cons: You have to learn the command codes to get started, which is basically like learning a programming language. I wish STATA had a better autofill system like R Studio.

Overall: There is no better software for statistically analyzing large quantitative data sets. Perfect for a professional social scientist.

stata for data management and statistical analysis

Jun 02, 2018
5/5
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3 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
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4 / 5
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Pros: Advanced features that enable statistical analyses (e.d. event history analysis, hierarchical models, structural equations, fixed effects, random effects).
The online documentation is fantastic! With a little digging, i can always find my answer.

Cons: The data visualization tools are mediocre. I often export data and create visualizations in excel or other tool.

Overall: It streamlines data arrangement - I can do things more efficiently in STATA than other tools.

Had to learn Stata for my undergrad sociology final capstone research class

May 30, 2018
5/5
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3 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
2 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
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Pros: Did all the stats for me so I could focus on the data analysis part of my final research paper. Stats is hard enough and this took the hard work out.

Cons: There is a lot to learn in Stata but thankfully, online videos are a Godsend and the forums online help tremendously

Overall: Research the crap out of your question. Go Sociology + Stata!

Vendor Response

by StataCorp on June 13, 2018

Thank you for your review and feedback!

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Acceptable statistical analysis and inference tool.

May 21, 2018
3/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Price, that although it is not cheap, if it is competitive with respect to other softwares of similar characteristics.
It allows me ample freedom to customize the way of presenting the results obtained, which in general is not the best.
The after-sales service is good, with regular updates and an excellent help section.

Cons: Talking with my students, the cost is accessible to people like me, but it is not for the average student, especially when the licenses must be renewed periodically.
If there is something to criticize the program is the way of presenting the data, where there is a lot of improvement field, since the outputs produced by default are of limited quality and presentation, especially if you want to enter a publication.
The error code messages are not very useful in order to solve the error.

Overall: Although it is not the software that I normally use, especially due to the deficiencies in its graphical presentation of results, I use it frequently to compare the results it produces, against the results obtained with other software, both commercial and self-developed. This has allowed me, in many cases, to validate the results obtained.

simple tool to code data

May 15, 2018
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: I like that we were able to buy a perpetual license, and that this tool allows for a lot of flexibility to create new variables and manipulate data.

Cons: The learning curve can be a little steep on this, but there are plenty of online resources that allow someone to learn something new quickly.

Great software for statistical analysis.

May 11, 2018
5/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
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Pros: What I like the most about this software is the large amount of statistical analysis that can be perform. It is more cheaper that other staistical softwares.

Cons: The only think I do not like about this software is that there are not much online forums for discussion.

Vendor Response

by StataCorp on May 18, 2018

Thank you for your feedback. Have you registered for Statalist, The Stata Forum? It is free and a great online resource for discussing Stata and statistics.

This is my preferred software package

Apr 22, 2018
4/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: I can do sophisticated analyses. The online documentation is excellent - it makes learning new features / methods easy.

Cons: There is a pretty steep learning curve. I feel proficient - but its taken me several years. The graphics features are mediocre.

I use Stata regularly for statistical analysis in my economics program and for personal research.

Apr 18, 2018
5/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
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Pros: The online support for Stata in addition to the ability to search for help quickly is what I like most. It is a very intuitive approach.

Cons: I would like more video tutorials about the naming conventions, how to work with formatting dates, and on time series data.

Overall: Intuitive way to work with data sets

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Incredibly powerful once you get past the learning curve

Apr 18, 2018
4/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
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Pros: Stata is an incredibly powerful tool. Most people will only ever scratch the surface of what it is capable of (myself included), but the good news is that means it almost certainly has the functionality that you need. I spent time using both SPSS and SAS prior to switching to STATA, and I've never regretted the switch. While the learning curve is steep, I found it to be less so than in those other tools. I love being able to easily search for and install additional functionality, and I love that there is an extremely robust wealth of tutorials and help guides found online.

Cons: Not cheap, and there is a steep learning curve. Also, reverse compatibility of data files is an issue when sharing between colleagues who may not be running the latest version (which, in my experience as an academic, is common given the steep price of upgrading).

Overall: Stata is indispensable in my research work as an academic. I'm yet to find some functionality that I need that it does not offer.

complete and easy to use statistical application at a low price

Mar 21, 2018
5/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: A fast and well functioning statistical package.
Much cheaper than other similar applications
Results and graphs are clear and concise

Cons: Support documents and online discussion topics like stackexchange are hard to find
Not widely used, thus businesses are reluctant to try using it

A good statistical software

Mar 12, 2018
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: A good statistical package.
Cheaper than other available statistical software.
It produces results that are similar to those from statistical packages

Cons: It is not as popular as other statistical packages and its results are not widely accepted like others.
It requires good knowledge of statistics and programming.

A great easy to use software

Mar 08, 2018
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Very comprehensive and easy to use, powerful, the results are clearly presented, and the graph function is also pretty good

Cons: Some statistical function are hard to find. One limitation is that you cannot directly copy and past the results, but have to copy and paste them in Excel first

Overall: easy to use, and comprehensive.

Vendor Response

by StataCorp on March 13, 2018

Thank you for your feedback!

One of the best and simple to use data analysis tool

Mar 05, 2018
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: The best thing about this software is that its simple to use. Unlike other tools such as R and SAS, STATA provides the basic solutions to everything using inbuilt libraries and commands.

Cons: One of the things I didn't like about STATA is that its not available for discussion in many online forums such as stack overflow and GitHub. Being a college student its a good way to clear my doubts but for STATA its harder to find answers on the net.

Vendor Response

by StataCorp on March 06, 2018

Thank you for your feedback! Have you tried Statalist, The Stata Forum? It is free to register and post questions at https://www.statalist.org.

Excellent data analysis, data cleaning, and validation software.

Feb 26, 2018
4/5
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3 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
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Pros: STATA was introduced to me in my Economics class. Though I was familiarised with R, STATA was quite easy to grasp and implement all kinds of functions. The commands were all straightforward and easily accessible even from the drop-down menu.

Cons: STATA though provides ample amount of functions for the users, it's very less popular among the Internet forums. Thus its very hard to find useful discussions and discuss any queries you face, in online discussion forums.

Vendor Response

by StataCorp on February 27, 2018

Thank you for your feedback. You may want to look into Statalist, The Stata Forum. It is a great place to discuss Stata and statistics. It is free to register at https://www.statalist.org.

Excellent for cleaning and managing data and for running standard statistical models.

Feb 20, 2018
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
2 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: Stata is very easy to pick up, and many functions can be accomplished through the menus, although things are faster with some programming skill. Troubleshooting is typically fairly straightforward -- the program's help function is good, and most other problems can be solved by searching online.

Cons: Stata is not as flexible as R (the other major statistical program used in my field), although the learning curve is much less steep. The graphics are also not as stylish, although there are some customization options.

Vendor Response

by StataCorp on February 21, 2018

Thank you for your feedback. It is always appreciated!

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tool to manage, and analyze bigdata

Feb 17, 2018
4/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
2 / 5
Customer Support
2 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Ideal for all my data analysis needs, special for econometric models.
It is very easy to make dynamic tables, as well as to organize all the data in a single document.

Cons: the price is too high, it is preferable to use R, for its ability to handle bigdata and for its graphing

Used STATA 13 dor my econometrics project

Feb 17, 2018
4/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
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Pros: I used Stata 13 for my econometrics project, where we needed to do OLS regressions and more complex analysis using proxies and dummies to evaluate if the temperature gradient in Brazil could have any relation to the cities GDP's . In general, the learning curve for the software was very quick and the language was very close to Python and C, which me and my team were already used to

Cons: Cost was approximately for each license, as we really needed one license for each team member, it was very costly for us as students, also, there were problems regarding using the same code with different STATA versions, sometimes we had to debug already working algorithms just because we switched machines.

Overall: Built in econometric tools that really help spare time of building algorithms from zero

Good tool for statistical analysis

Feb 16, 2018
5/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: Very easy to use with limited knowledge of coding. Easy upload and download of dataset. Widely used and presence of online community providing support.

Cons: User experience not so great compared to other software from what concerns graphics. Not big issue though.

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STATA is the most user-friendly stats software on the market

Feb 07, 2018
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: I use lots of different statistics and data visualization packages, and my go to software for advanced analytics is STATA. The software offers most any statistical procedure available, and when a procedure is unavailable, there is usually a user-written program to accomplish what I need to accomplish.

Cons: The biggest weakness of STATA is it's visualization capabilities and it's clunky output format. It takes some effort to make STATA graphs and regression output tables publication quality.

Overall: The software is the best statistics software on the market. Easy to use and learn.

Vendor Response

by StataCorp on February 09, 2018

Thank you for your feedback!

I need more training on it

Feb 06, 2018
5/5
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3 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
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Pros: I think this is a smooth program to run SEM analyses on. It is a clean way to analyze model and is pretty easy to interpret. It can do more than other SEM programs can.

Cons: I'm not sure how to troubleshoot problems when analyses don't work out well. I might need more training but am not sure the best place to find solutions to problems with this program.

Vendor Response

by StataCorp on February 09, 2018

Thank you for your feedback! You can always contact our Technical Services group with problems or questions with the program. https://www.stata.com/support/tech-support/contact

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I've used this product in an academic setting before.

Feb 01, 2018
4/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: STATA doesn't require a subscription fee, and is quite a bit cheaper than SAS. Also, it's easier to learn and use than many other statistics packages.

Cons: STATA isn't as powerful as other programs, and there are fewer features. Additionally, it has trouble handling very large sets of data.

Vendor Response

by StataCorp on February 09, 2018

Thank you for your feedback!

Amazing statistical tool for beginners!

Jan 14, 2018
3/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: Stata has an incredible range of statistics, and users can and do write programs to add more features.
There are programs for odd little statistical procedures, for handling different input, for changing output, for playing with variables, and all sorts of other things. These programs are easy to install, and if you have problems,
Stata tech support is just amazing!

Cons: It is difficult to grasp when compared to SPSS.
SPSS is far easier to get used to, with its more modern GUI. That learning curve is probably one reason, along with brand recognition, why everyone in the (stats) world doesn¿t use Stata.

Vendor Response

by StataCorp on January 16, 2018

Thank you for your feedback!

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Good way to start

Dec 17, 2017
5/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
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Pros: When I was first starting with descriptive statistics, I tried several softwares, and ended up choosing Stata. By then, it seemed as the easiest to use for basic descriptive statistics. It takes a while to completely gasp all functionalities, but it is rather easy to get the basic commands.

Cons: The price may not be the best for just basic statistics, so maybe consider buying only after trying it for a while and making sure it has all the resources you need.

I've used Stata as a graduate student both in my own coursework and in teaching undergraduates.

Nov 07, 2017
4/5
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3 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
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Pros: The freedom it gives me to customize outputs, as well as the ability to use external packages for different forms of data analysis.

Cons: For new users, the interface can be stressful. Error codes are not always very helpful. Default outputs are not aesthetically pleasing.

Vendor Response

by StataCorp on November 09, 2017

We appreciate your feedback! Thank you.

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Stata is a very strong analytical tool. I keep learning about it each time I use it!

Oct 24, 2017
5/5
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3 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
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Pros: - Easy to share do-files.
- Keep learning each time I use it.
- Professional and well recognized in the research community.
- Regular updates, add-ons and new versions released with features for always more convenient use.
- Rigorous statistical/analytical tools, also very adjustable to one's needs.
- Help section is very helpful.

Cons: - Lack of free online courses available to improve even faster.
- Cumbersome tabulations export from Stata to MS Excel for example.
- Still expensive, but indeed worth the money.

Overall: Excellent software which makes analysis easy to conduct, and easy to replicate. A bit expensive so non-experienced analysts may prefer other free or less expensive tools. I really enjoy learning everyday about new Stata functions and tools and I am actually thinking in starting online Stata Corp courses to get a proper and well-structured training.

Vendor Response

by StataCorp on November 08, 2017

Thank you! We appreciate your feedback!

Incredibly power big data analysis system that, though difficult to master, provides big results

Oct 18, 2017
5/5
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1 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: I used STATA SE, which is the large database version for an advanced statistics class extensively in college. As long as your computer has enough memory, STATA can take in vast quantities of data and very quickly provide complex graphs, will perform a variety of modifications for plotting a wide variety of regressions, analyze data from surveys, and will takes a variety of data inputs to use for the processing. STATA can analyze data sets across time, save your progress while you are working, sort and clean data, create dummy variables, and export your results. STATA is a fantastic program for research.

Cons: Coding the requested commands takes fairly extensive experience and practice. It usually takes upwards of 40 to 50 hours to master without any prior experience in STATA. Performing basic commands is a simple process with a guide, but interpreting the results can be difficult without significant experience with statistics.

Overall: -I was able to run trends for my college thesis on domestic and international terrorism growth and attacks. By using stata, I could create cross-time data sets to demonstrate trends in terrorism incidents from my collegiate database.
-I also used this system extensively in an advanced statistics class where we ran risk analysis profiles for various companies, looking for inconsistencies between anticipated growth trends and actual trends. We were able to run statistical tests to determine likelihood of certain events and easily determine the margins of error. We analyzed vehicular risk information, health risk information across different states, trends in international fishing companies, etc.
-The system is extremely powerful and can give the user strong evidence through analysis.

Vendor Response

by StataCorp on November 08, 2017

We appreciate the review. Always like hearing from our users!

Delighted

Oct 06, 2017
5/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
2 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
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Pros: Almost everything. Although it has minor bugs, the amount of things that this program allows you to do is so extensive that you can quickly forget the mistakes. From simple mathematic operations to big calculations of multiple variables and different types of graphs. Besides, it allows you to save the structure of your work so the next time you have to do the same or similar you don't need to start from scratch.

Cons: Since it is a program that works using commands that you write on the sheet, you need to take your time to remember all of them. It's not a very big trouble, but still, some people that may not have a very good memory can find this a problem.

Overall: I use it almost every day to study many things. As a researcher in economy, it is my duty to try to find correlations between two variables to see if there is some kind of relation than can explain the behavior of the people in an economic context or the evolution of the economy, etc. This tool is fundamental in my PhD. Also, as a assistant professor of econometrics, I teach the students how to use this program, and I must say that some of them find it a little bit difficult to use. But through practise, the majority of them finally learn to use it properly.

Vendor Response

by StataCorp on November 08, 2017

Your feedback is always appreciated!

Good enough

Oct 06, 2017
3/5
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2 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
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Pros: It is a very professional software, it gives you a lot of possibilities and different functions. It works fast and has minor bugs. Sometimes it even gives you information even than you need.

Cons: Besides being estetically not very much attractive, it is complicated to use since it works by commands you have to write in the sheet instead of buttons that you press or something like this, which means that when you want to do something you first have to search for the command you need. This implies that either you learn and memorize them or search it at the moment, losing time in the process. If you are not a regular user, that can be bothering.

Overall: I use it on my work to obtain some statistics about our enterprise as well as about our field of work. It is useful, since all I need to calculate I can do it with this software.

Vendor Response

by StataCorp on November 08, 2017

Thank you! We appreciate your feedback!

STATA has enabled me to conduct a variety of statistical tests in a professional and efficient way.

Sep 14, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
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Pros: 1. Professional functionality and wide coverage of statistical methods and tools
2. Easy coding, it is also fast to find different tests by using your mouse to surf
3. Processing speed is fast compared to other statistical software such as SAS

Cons: 1. Cost is still too high for average college students, licenses need to be renewed periodically
2. Not much tutorial is available for new users to get familiar with the functionality
3. It is sometimes difficult and tricky to connect to/switch to other statistical software for data cleaning and organization

Overall: This software helped me analyze large amount of data and conduct statistical analysis very efficiently. I would definitely recommend this product to anyone who is interested in cleaning and analyzing large amount of data.

Vendor Response

by StataCorp on September 15, 2017

Thank you for your feedback! It is always appreciated. Have you seen our Youtube channel? We have many short instructional videos to assist you. https://www.youtube.com/user/statacorp

Overall good experience using it.

Sep 07, 2017
4/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
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4 / 5
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Pros: 1. First and foremost, Stata is very easy to use.
2. Stata is good doing econometrics.
3. The interface is clean.

Cons: 1. Way too expensive.
2. Not so many "packages" for statistics and econometrics available like R.

Vendor Response

by StataCorp on September 12, 2017

Thank you. Customer feedback is always appreciated!

Used for my Econometrics project, and it does the job

Jul 19, 2017
4/5
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3 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
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4 / 5
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Pros: STATA 14 was absolutely the best tool (already tried R and Eviews) for my Econometrics project. We wanted to regress the average temperature in brazilian municipalities to find it's relation with the local income data. So we imported a 4.500 lines x 20 columns spreadsheet from excel, and the software did a great job helping us cleaning the data. Also, it ploted 2d and 3d graphics about our regression, helped modeling clustered heterocedastik model, using dummied and controls.

Cons: I think the GUI is a little outdated, but this is actually default in major statistical software. Other problem is the change in the name of some functions between versions.

Overall: It alllows beginners to implement more advanced econometrics methods, and also is capable of a more in depth customization of all functions and algorithms.

Vendor Response

by StataCorp on July 19, 2017

Thank you for your review. We appreciate the feedback!

Indispensable for econometric analysis

Jan 06, 2017
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Comments: I have known this software in 2004 while I was a student of Math and Economics Faculty in university. The lecturer gave us a good knowledge and practice. After that I used it in my research activity, and then I trained others students and researchers how to use it. I must say this software helps realizing better statistics, especially multivariable analysis. The more you work with Stata the more you learn the potential of this software. Stata is good for scientific researchers in any field and for analytical departments in commerce.

Great for cross sectional and panel data

Dec 08, 2016
4/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
2 / 5
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Comments: As an economist, STATA was always my go to software for cross-sectional and panel data. The commands are straightforward to execute and STATA supports most functions that one would use for econometric analysis. However, in more recent times, I have switched over to R as my software of choice, since R is free and has a more extensive library of functions.

Fantastic Statistical Package

Nov 10, 2016
5/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: Great for statistical analysis, easy to use and learn commands

Cons: I wish they are more 'visual' about data presentations. For example, trying to read and clean up data can be rather annoying because interface for visual presentation is not so intuitive.

Overall: Stata is somehow more known among economists than among statisticians but I really don't see why it is - and why it should remain that way. Stata is comparable to SAS is many ways. It works in terms of commands as opposed to a 'real' programming/coding language. I have found Stata to be incredibly useful in terms of running regressions. If you are someone who likes to use multiple softwares (which I do, because each has their own strengths and can improve your workflow) - I like to view and try to understand my data on Excel since it's most visual, then clean it up, merge tables, etc in SAS, and finally run more sophisticated analysis on Stata

Great Statistical and Data handling tool

Jan 02, 2016
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: It's really flexible tool.